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PBS NewsHour Weekend Previous Broadcasts

Episode #331H

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 5:30 PM

On Saturday, NewsHour Weekend examines federal whistleblowers, people who are incentivized by the False Claims Act to expose misconduct in companies that do business with the federal government. Last year alone, the government and its whistleblowers recovered a record $6 billion in lawsuits that exposed wrongdoing. But some question whether the False Claims Act actually prevents fraud or merely incentivizes people with potential reward money. NewsHour's Rick Karr reports. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 20, 2014 -- 5:30 PM

Episode #330H

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 5:30 PM

On Sunday, NewsHour Weekend travels to California to explore the toll of the state's persistent drought during the hottest year ever recorded. In the four years since the drought began, the lack of water has cost thousands of jobs, caused noticeable changes in the landscape and induced desperation among citizens who are running out of options. In search of a solution, farmers who have drilled deeper and deeper into the ground for available water have sought help from unlikely sources. NewsHour's John Larson reports. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 14, 2014 -- 5:30 PM

Episode #329H

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 5:30 PM

On Saturday, NewsHour Weekend explores Connecticut's gun laws in the wake of the two-year anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The state has some of the most restrictive gun policies in the country, bolstered by a new law signed by the governor last year to keep weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill -- but not without controversy. Advocates say this law could help prevent tragedies similar to Sandy Hook, but opponents maintain it punishes lawful owners and wouldn't stop a possible mass murderer. NewsHour's John Carlos Frey reports. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 -- 6:00 PM

Episode #328H

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 5:30 PM

On Sunday, NewsHour Weekend revisits the issue of crowdfunding, raising a large pool of money from many small contributions online. It's something that was supposed to be an option for startup business to raise money when President Obama signed the 2012 JOBS Act into law. But today, crowdfunding to raise investment capital from ordinary investors still remains out of reach for many entrepreneurs. NewsHour special correspondent Karla Murthy explores the support, concern and timeline of the crowdfunding provision's implementation. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 7, 2014 -- 5:30 PM

Episode #327H

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 5:30 PM

On Saturday, NewsHour Weekend explores the issue of digital estate planning, originally reported on this past summer. Because social media, email and bank accounts can remain active even after their owner dies, valuable information can become vulnerable when the people in charge of managing the owner's estate can't access it. NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan reports on the complications surrounding digital estate planning after death and the drive to increase awareness through legislative action. That, and the weekend's news, online and on-air.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 6, 2014 -- 5:30 PM
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